Bear River Wind project – Shell WindEnergy

Bear River Wind project – Shell WindEnergy

The proposed Bear River project is located in northern California, about 6 miles south of the town of Ferndale, in Humboldt County. The project is located on private property along Bear River Ridge.


The project will likely be comprised of approximately 25 to 35 two-megawatt turbines, which will be sited along the ridge in a line about six miles- long.

Shell Wind Energy has been conducting wind studies, avian studies and other technical evaluations at the site since 2004. Several more years of studies are required before a final investment decision is reached.

Bear River Ridge is well suited for wind farm development because of the strong steady winds and open landscape. The current land use is primarily grazing, which has been proven to be very compatible with wind projects.

Shell is looking forward to continuing work with the Federal, State and County officials and local communities to develop this project, and to becoming a contributing member of the community.

2 Responses to “Bear River Wind project – Shell WindEnergy”

  1. You may be interested in this book on the Shell WindEnergy project in West Virginia:

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Please, check out Lost Coast Outpost and Humboldt Herald for more discussion on this topic.

    Let’s get together and ban industrial wind turbines. We can solve our energy needs with conservation and small-scale, individual business/homeowner projects.

    Industrial turbines are hazardous to wildlife, the environment, livestock and humans.

    Conservation is key!

    Save the Lost Coast from urban industrial development!

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